Issue 2, Autumn 09
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CET deadline: 11 weeks to go!

There are now just 11 weeks to go until the end of the current CET cycle. By the 31 December deadline, all full registrants need to have earned their minimum CET points requirement. Anyone who has not earned enough CET points by the end of the cycle may be removed from the registers, and will not be able to work in the UK.

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GOC to launch enhanced 2010-2011 retention process

The GOC will launch an improved retention process for the 2010-11 renewal period. Practitioners renewing their registration for 2010-11 will benefit from enhancements to the retention process.

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Registrants have their say at GOC listening events

The GOC is currently holding a series of listening events for registrants, employers, and the public, designed to gather ideas about how the GOC registers can be improved.

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GOC removes 354 students for failing to renew

In September, the GOC removed 354 student registrants for failing to renew their retention for the 2009-10 academic year. This represents a 1.3 per cent decrease when compared to last year’s figures.

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GOC launches online Annual Report 2008-9

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched its first-ever online Annual Report. The Report covers the Council’s work and achievements over the last 12 months.
View the Annual Report 2008-9


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